The weather in New England has been mild this winter, so I thought this would be a great time to start planning my summer getaway trips! Anipals, start that diet, pull out your bathing furs and get ready to travel with me to some pawsome places to see in the North East!
I’m a beach bum. So naturally, the first place I want to take you is to the coast on Maine. It’s my favorite place in the whole world! Recently, on an exploratory trip, I went to York, ME, where I bravely crossed the famous Wiggly Bridge. The Wiggly Bridge is a mini-suspension bridge built in the 1930s which crosses over a tidal flow from Barrel Mill Pond to the York River. It got its name because it literally wiggles when you walk over it (not for faint-hearted anipals that’s for sure!). When you cross the bridge you are on a peninsula called Steedman Woods with rocky beaches and a trail which is about half a mile to a mile long. It’s a nice walk and the smells are terrific!
If your people like historic New England homes, then before you head back to your car visit the Sayward-Wheeler House which is located right across the street. There is a short walking trail here too, so if walking in Steedman Woods wasn’t enough, you can keep stretching those paws on the path here. The Sayward-Wheeler House property is managed by Historic New England whose mission is to preserve New England cultural history by saving buildings, artifacts and landscapes. Your people can tour the house in season, and find out about what life was like in York, Maine in the 1700-1800s (sorry, anipals aren’t allowed inside but you can tour the exterior where the views and smells are better anyway!)
Getting hungry yet? Well by the time I finished my first travel planning trip I was starved! On my way home to Massachusetts, we stopped at my favorite seafood place in Kittery, Maine — Bob’s Clam Hut! The jumbo lobster rolls are mouthwatering (okay, they smell mouthwatering — my people won’t share!) and in summer there are always lines — but it’s worth the wait! Kittery, ME is an outlet store mecca. Kittery Trading Post is the anchor where you can buy anything from clothes and shoes to canine supplies and camping gear to kayaks and canoes. If you are staying in York, Ogunquit or Old Orchard Beach and you’re looking for a place to go on a rainy day, the Kittery outlet stores are that place.
Geez, all that planning has really made me tired! Time for me to rest up so I can be fresh for my next New England adventure! Hope you’ll join me then!
All photos by @iamDaisyDoo